Buffalo, New York: The Next Flint? – Politics Video



TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton (https://Twitter.com/JordanChariton) spoke with freelance journalist Theresa Joy about Buffalo’s underreported lead crisis.

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  1. Reason Flint was big news, majority black city and they had a avenue to use it to attack GOP. that is only reason it got coverage it did.

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  2. You guys just have to start getting the mobs together with the pitch forks and axes and let the monster billionaires know, you’re ready to kill their power and wealth unless they step back out of politics, back into the shadows of obscene riches.

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  3. Good reporting Jordan and Theresa. I'm in NYC and local news hasn't really been covering this, maybe a little bit, but nothing I remember

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  4. Like I say about capitalism and neo liberals, it is not partisan. Neo liberals are both republicans and democrats. The people of Buffalo are being screwed over by a black democratic mayor. I live in this city and it is old and toxic. Everyone knows it and yet no one is doing anything about it. 😳😠😤

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  5. Deny, deny, deny; that's what the did in Detroit right…

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  6. To be honest, if people don't clean up the lead themselves don't expect it to ever be cleaned up because the city's obviously don't give a damn.

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  7. Invest in Infrastructure not War!

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  8. I had no idea this is going on in MY city!!!!! I watch you guys all the time, I knew the lead paint was an issue but that our water is contaminated as well? This is ridiculous!

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  9. As a black man in America I would love to say I am surprised nut white people never EVER shock me the level of hate for the people who built this nation is amazing .

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  10. Theresa’s great, and I’m certainly glad you’re both on the case, but I would be even better if the EPA actually protected the environment.

    Also, the couch is definitely cooler than your oven.

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  11. Buffalo has been the most trash city in New York for a while. It’s the place dreams go to die, and people too apparently. It’s sad this shit is happening in the first world problems

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  12. With all those taxes you guys pay in those liberal states, I thought big government was going to solve your problems, hahahaha

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  13. Theresa Joy's father amputated her penis in order to become a made-man in the Buffalo Mob.

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  14. The pipes had nothing to do with Flint's lead problem. General Motors did it DECADES AGO.

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  15. I believe they're talking about Hickory Woods neighborhood. The people bought the homes thinking it was all good and later found out the land was shit. Those people were out of the mortgages cuz they cant resell.

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  16. Is everyone afraid to say the 'g word' (genocide)?

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  17. Thank you TYT Politics! While the Corporate Media and Two-Headed Snake of the One-Party system and the Corporate DNC/RNC establishment obfuscates with the "Russia," "the DNC," and "Trump & Hillary" (who are one in the same) …PEOPLE ARE DYING! I hate what our country is doing to the families of the America people for generations to to come. WE ARE SO FUCKED!

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  18. Where they had no or low levels,were they new homes? How old?

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  19. Culling the population. Horrible. What are you FOLKS doing about your water?

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  20. Wonder if ME/CFS can be added to that list? I acquired that and Fibro after I moved into a Bldg from the late 1800's in the East Village, NYC, which I found out this year via a website that tracks lead and other toxins in the water in major areas of the US, rated a RED (ie the worst)! My whole block which all have the old bldgs.

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  21. I work in prehospital Healthcare (EMS) in Buffalo, and if all these kids are incredibly sick as you are reporting, we would be transporting these children to the hospital in a semi frequent to very frequent manor, yet we don't receive ANY of these calls for incredibly sick children. Unless all of these children are already in the hospital, and have stayed in the hospital for years now, I would venture further down the rabbit hole to find out how sick these kids truly are. I'm not discounting the lead levels, nor the blind eye turning done by the local government. The waterfront redevelopment has been underway for about a long as the reports of high lead levels were reported. It just so happened to coincide with the redevelopment of harborfront section. In very short time, the harborfront has been redeveloped into a very nice area, where it once was shitty. Of course the developers are going to try to build up the surrounding areas in order to bring in more money.
    The run off from Buffalo creek and Smokes creek are what initially caused the massive amounts of pollutants in that area. Bethlehem Steel was the main culprit in high pollution levels in the waters around Buffalo, along with all of the other unregulated industries along Buffalo creek. If you were to currently dredge up the bottom of either of those creeks, it is pitch black with an unearthly odor to it. The only reason lake Erie is as clean as it is today is because a few idiots on ocean liners never cleared their hulls or emptied their ballast before getting to Port in the Buffalo area. Once docked in Buffalo, Zebra muscles were introduced to the local waters from both the hull and ballast dump. The zebra muscles cleaned up the lake nicely, but they haven't ventured upstream enough to control and clean the creeks.

    Bottom line is that this once incredible industrial city is now just a skeleton of what it used to be, and while all of the good that came with it, left when the industries left, the bad stayed. Bethlehem Steel employs one security guard to drive around their property, so they don't have to shut down completely. If they were to completely shut down, the penalties they would have to pay for soil contamination, along with the cost of mandatory clean up, would destroy the company.

    Edit: The incidence of Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis and other auto immune diseases are the highest in the USA in the western New York area.

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  22. Um… There hasn't been a hospital built in Buffalo in YEARS, other than the new children's hospital, but the new children's hospital was built inside a medical corridor that already had two other hospitals and multiple clinics/Healthcare offices in it. There were NO residential areas anywhere NEAR the new children's.

    Where are you getting your information from?

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  23. The man the BPD struck with the SUV sustained non life threatening injuries. He was struck by the vehicle as he came at the officers with a large knife, threatening deadly force.

    That man did not die.

    This report you have put together had greatly soured my views of TYT.

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  24. We really need to vote out all these corrupt city officials NOW!

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  25. I really believe I'm witnessing the end of American civilization. Why oh why couldn't I have lived in the 60's instead of being born in them?

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  26. My boy Jordan was just checking out Theresa the whole video. I don't blame him I was doing the same thing.

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  27. It upsets me that too many Americans do NOT PAY ATTENTION to what's going on in their OWN COMMUNITIES! It's why the Establishment GETS AWAY with "slowly" killing us off! Because of NAFTA, they could care LESS about the American People since they have SUPER CHEAP LABOR ALL OVER THE PLANET!

    There is NOTHING good about the MAJORITY of the 20%, and its way past time that the American People, WAKE the F UP, and VOTE these bastards OUT OF OFFICE, and STRIP them of their LIFETIME PENSIONS & HEALTHCARE COVERAGE! Just as they have done to the MILLION of Americans whose lost their good paying jobs and Pensions to NAFTA and Killing off Glass Steagall!

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